New Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program
- Have a language proficiency level of CLB 5;
- Have a net worth of $10 million if you have a Canadian Educational credential (or foreign educational credential assessed already) of 1 year post-secondary education or more; OR $50 million if you don’t have such education;
- Agree to provide $2 million to the Business Development Bank of Canada (we have no detail as to what or how or terms).
Only 500 applications are available between January 28th and February 11th. After February 11th, they will RANDOMLY draw for 60 applications out of 500 submitted applications.
If selected (those 60 applicants), they must go through an assessment done by one of several agencies (KPMG, Ernst & Young or PriceWaterhouseCoopers, for example) to prove that their net worth was acquired legally.
We still do not have any details as to the “how to apply” or “what terms for the investment of $2 million” at this point. Ref: http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2015/2015-01-24/html/notice-avis-eng.php#ne2
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